It's two for one Monday at no extra charge in honor of my Friend, Jmc last seen trying to hitch a ride from a snowmobile en route to Alaska (Read two for the price of one!):

"A Hillary candidacy is a depressing thought"





"Women of… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 7:45AM

"Obama's Dumb, Rash, and Unilateral War"


"Don't buy the president's lame excuses for attacking ISIS without congressional approval."

Jacob Sullum


"A few years ago, when President Obama unilaterally decided to get involved in Libya's civil war, he argued that he did not need approval from Congress because bombing militRead full post »

"Pentagon chief contradicts Obama on ground troops – Obama contradicts him back"

Justin Raimondo 

"The President pledges "no combat troops" in Iraq.

The head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, says he may recommend combat ground troops in the battle against ISIS.Read full post »

"The Political Economy of Israeli Apartheid and the Specter of Genocide  

By William I Robinson


"Just days before the seven-week siege of Gaza this past July and August that left some 2,000 Palestinians dead, 11,000 injured and 100,000 homeless, Israeli lawmaker Ayelet Shaked, a… Read full post »

Chris Hedges 

"I would like to begin by speaking about the people of Gaza. Their suffering is not an abstraction to me. I was the Middle East bureau chief for The New York Times. I spent seven years in the region. I speak Arabic. And for much of that time IRead full post »

How the War Party did an end run around the American people – and got its way in Syria

by Justin Raimondo,


"In the run-up to World War II, Franklin Roosevelt played the role of the reluctant warmonger. Rather than initiating the action, he took care to be always responding /… Read full post »


By Patrick Martin 

"In a perfunctory speech on national television Wednesday night, US President Barack Obama announced an open-ended escalation of US military violence in the Middle East.

Using the crimes of the Muslim fundamentalist group ISIS as a pretext, Obama announced he was sendinRead full post »

"FEIN: Obama’s war against the Constitution

By Bruce Fein 

"Depend upon it.

On Wednesday, President Obama will pulverize the U.S. Constitution by unilaterally declaring indefinite uncircumscribed warfare against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

He will seizRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 8:52PM

Chomsky: another "self-hating jew!"

"How Long Before Israel Invades Gaza Again?

The latest ceasefire has been lauded as a noble effort to pursue peace, but the reality is quite different. 


By Joseph Curl 


"When President Obama said Saturday that he was reversing his pledge to take executive action on immigration by summer’s end, what he meant was simply this: I’ll wait until after the midterm elections before I ignore the Constitution and bRead full post »

"New Federal Reserve report

US median income has plunged, inequality has grown in Obama “recovery”

By Andre Damon 
6 September 2014

The yearly income of a typical US household dropped by a massive 12 percent, or $6,400, in the six years between 2007 and 2013. This is just one of the f… Read full post »

AUGUST 29, 2014 5:20AM

I am shocked!

Obama: We Don’t Have a Strategy for Iraq-Syria War Yet

Sending Kerry to Assemble Coalition for Conflict

by Jason Ditz
"In a speech this afternoon, President Obama talked up the Iraq War in the broadest terms possible, praising the bravery of the pilots launching airstrikes in the country, and aRead full post »

Pulitzer Prize finalist photo journalist Mary Calvert is revered for putting a spotlight on humanitarian issues that are ignored or that people are not aware of.

While her work - centered on women and children in crisis - has taken her all over the world, from the Democratic Republic of Congo… Read full post »

Thomas Frank 

Cornel West:  

“He posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency”

Last time we talked it was almost six years ago. It was a panel discussion The New Yorker magazine had setRead full post »

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge, New York City #ny4gaza (photo:@bethavedon)

Sri Lanka (photo: Screenshot/Caspar Video)

Sri Lanka (photo: Screenshot/Caspar Video)

Brussels (photo: Aurore Belot/AP)

Brussels, Belgium  (photo: Aurore Belot/AP)

Karachi #GazaMillionMarch

Karachi #GazaMillionMarch

Oakland, California #BlocktheBoat (photo: @marg1nal)

Oakland, California #BlocktheBoat (photo: @marg1nal)

Cape Town #DayofRage

Cape Town #D

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Jacob Ari Labendz in the synagogue

When I was a boy, my dad bought me a cap gun. It felt real. It was blue-steel, heavy, and bore no orange, protective bits. Sparks flew when I pulled the trigger and smoke followed. I had the gun for about ten minutes, until

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AUGUST 22, 2014 7:07AM

"Israel’s Information Ops"

"When Tel Aviv goes to war, universities and activists are organized to beat back the bad news."

"The past few weeks have not been kind to Israel in the public relations department. The war against Gaza was so lopsided and obviously contrived that even in the UniteRead full post »

Ted Rall  

"Students of the Watergate scandal that led to that surreal day in August 1974 — the third day, expunged from history for fear of a repeat performance, when great crowds surrounded the White House, demanding that Nixon depart— will recall that it wasn’t the botc/… Read full post »

"By sending vast amounts of military aid to Israel, members of the US Congress, President George W. Bush, President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel have aided and abetted the commission of war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity by Israeli officials and commanders in Gaza. AnRead full post »

AUGUST 10, 2014 8:15PM

On deletion

I find it funny  perverse and preverted that the person who has practised the fine art of deletion more than any person ever to post on OS was would repost from 2009.

 Speaking of 2009:

 The deleter supremo "wrote an asinine post about how great Rasheed Wallace is and how heRead full post »

"Israel, Gaza, and the False Face of Barack Obama!


"If there’s one thing I’ve learned over many years of following the political career of United States’ President Barack Obama it is to never underestimate his false-faced cynicism. Examples could fill volumes.&n/Read full post »

CIA spying and lying reveal relentless disregard for the Constitution By Andrew P. Napolitano

In some respects, the recent admission by CIA Director John O. Brennan that his agents and his lawyers have been spying on the senators whose job it is to monitor the agency should come as no surprise.Read full post »

"Netanyahu: Would Have Been a ‘Moral Mistake’ Not to Attack Gaza Schools

Demands World Punish Hamas for Children Israel Killed

As the world reacts with horror at footage of the carnage in the Gaza war, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was defiant, defending the massive civilianRead full post »

AUGUST 6, 2014 8:09PM

"Resistance Is Not Futile"

By Rory Fanning, Truthout | Op-Ed

The numbers are small, but there are Israeli military resisters actively fighting the occupation of Palestine within the borders of Israel. These draft age teenagers face enormous pressure from their government, family and peers to perpetuate state racism and th… Read full post »

AUGUST 5, 2014 9:27PM

"Why Israel Lies"


 "All governments lie, as I.F. Stone pointed out, including Israel and Hamas. But Israel engages in the kinds of jaw-dropping lies that characterize despotic and totalitarian regimes. It does not deform the truth; it inverts it. It routinely paints a picture for the outsideRead full post »